Archinect - News 2015-08-30T22:38:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/135124382/chinese-fun-photographer-stefano-cerio-captures-the-eerie-side-of-empty-amusement-parks Chinese Fun: Photographer Stefano Cerio captures the eerie side of empty amusement parks Alexander Walter 2015-08-25T18:31:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T18:34:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00emeqzb203dsc7v.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Stefano Cerio's series &ldquo;Chinese Fun,&rdquo; he explores the facades of amusement without an audience&rsquo;s reaction. The photographer enters areas built for fun and leisure in the off months or closing hours, exploring the absurdity that creeps into the architecture of entertainment when there is no one to enjoy it but a single camera.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lm6kjz5ecgcw2ooq.jpg"></p><p>Shijingshang Park-Beijing</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z6/z692t7xsq9vn87vv.jpg"></p><p>Shanghai Happy Valley-Shanghai</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3usrk6265m0ce81.jpg"></p><p>Water Cube-Beijing. Photo by by Stefano Cerio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6ydt1m3gn5p3ixmn.jpg"></p><p>Cover of Stefano Cerio's recently released book, <em>Chinese Fun</em>. Click <a href="https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/chinese-fun-empty-theme-parks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more of the series.</p><p><em>All photos by Stefano Cerio.</em></p><p>In other recent amusement/bemusement-park news:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134648866/banksy-about-to-open-dismaland-pop-up-exhibition-in-british-seaside-resort" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy about to open "Dismaland" pop-up exhibition in British seaside resort</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134184746/dense-denser-hong-kong-alex-nimmo-captures-the-patterns-of-a-crowded-metropolis Dense, Denser, Hong Kong: Alex Nimmo captures the patterns of a crowded metropolis Alexander Walter 2015-08-13T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-08-15T16:48:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qof0ybihktb65xgl.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities on the planet. To accommodate a rapidly growing number of inhabitants in a limited area of land, the emphasis is on space efficiency &ndash; which often translates into extremes of verticality and compact living. Alex Nimmo grew up in the English countryside but moved to Hong Kong three years ago. The contrast, as you might imagine, was sharp.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6o/6ojcva1xlhh95ky3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Bel Air</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef7gewc0eq5v7dua.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Sheung Wan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcbazmnckdbzt56c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Quarry Bay</p><p><em>All images by&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/alexnimmo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@alexnimmo</a> on Instagram.</em></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109792318/hong-kong-tops-bloomberg-s-list-of-most-crowded-cities-by-2025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hong Kong tops Bloomberg's list of "Most Crowded Cities" by 2025</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104789294/asia-s-richest-man-is-building-hong-kong-apartments-barely-bigger-than-a-prison-cell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asia&rsquo;s richest man is building Hong Kong apartments barely bigger than a prison cell</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104172202/vertical-horizon-2nd-edition-romain-jacquet-lagreze-s-cityscapes-of-hong-kong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertical Horizon 2nd Edition: Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's cityscapes of Hong Kong</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134027043/admire-the-diversity-of-african-vernacular-architecture-in-this-growing-online-database Admire the diversity of African vernacular architecture in this growing online database Justine Testado 2015-08-11T12:48:00-04:00 >2015-08-12T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf70r9wh8vtzsb33.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Jon] Sojkowski worries that these building types, made with materials that are abundant in Africa and sustainable, will soon be lost to history because of a misconception that they are inefficient, outdated and only used by the poor. At one point during his research, he met a man who told him he wanted a Western-style metal roof. 'I asked him why, and he said, &lsquo;Because then I would be somebody,' Sojkowski recalls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since architect Jon Sojkowski launched his <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">African vernacular architecture database</a> last year, he has amassed a broad range of photos showcasing the traditional building techniques and materials from 48 countries. <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/contact-submit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo submissions</a> are also welcome.</p><p>You can also check out video clips from Sojkowski's <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/africanarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121971507/a-look-at-africa-s-modernist-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture</a></p><p><a title="Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118430634/toshiko-mori-designs-pro-bono-a-new-artists-residency-in-senegal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal</a></p><p><a title='Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104423180/architecture-for-humanity-designed-football-for-hope-centers-give-african-youth-a-solid-start" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start</a></p><p><a title="Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98959683/apartheid-ended-20-years-ago-so-why-is-cape-town-still-a-paradise-for-the-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?</a></p><p><a title="Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105016006/cape-town-to-house-new-contemporary-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum </a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132332198/left-to-rot-abandoned-swedish-mid-century-modern-homes Left to rot: abandoned Swedish mid-century modern homes Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-20T13:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:35:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cc0121fee20b247a24689bfd5a5a0659.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Swedish furniture designer and architect, Bruno Mathsson, built two summer houses between 1960 and 1965, that have slowly decayed into disrepair. Mikael Olsson has photographed both houses over the past decade [for his] book, Sodrakull Frosakull.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bruno Mathsson's furniture designs are perhaps most recognizable by their mixture of curved wood and woven textile, and his architecture led Sweden's modernism movement. Two of his major works are his own homes, Fr&ouml;sakull and S&ouml;drakull, for which Olsson's book is named.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aq1nd3zgfovjvw2z.jpg"></p><p>Take a peek inside the abandoned homes by perusing a selection of&nbsp;photos from <em>Sodrakul Frosakull:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d594412011df602fc051a07fab659f49.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3da0e6dbce00d51a2703dd043318a9e6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e8bf7e23b74e50b67b4f53ade2be128.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fc486ba2b43074aa91bb09c70598eb55.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131950074/two-of-a-kind-photographer-robin-hill-contemplates-the-farnsworth-house-and-glass-house-simultaneously Two of a kind: photographer Robin Hill contemplates the Farnsworth House and Glass House simultaneously Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-15T17:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T15:48:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/of/of34z52gyrhqxrsz.jpg" width="514" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Naturally paired, but too quickly equated. Photographer Robin Hill takes on the iconic and somewhat contending Farnsworth House and Glass House in his photo series, "<a href="http://sidebyside.photoshelter.com/#!/portfolio/G0000ao4ebepAYSY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Side by Side: The Glass Houses of Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson</a>". With eighteen magazine-ready spreads, Hill matches shots of each house as a &ldquo;dyptych&rdquo;, often aligned to show how one house&rsquo;s element can be extended into the other, but with clear atmospheric differences. Other shots are paired by their similar perspectives, or proportional beauty &ndash; the hinge of the dyptychs serving as the axis of symmetry between the two houses.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezcwiqlslotizu3n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/un9utppx331ao6pe.jpg"></p><p>The gaze in these photos isn&rsquo;t critical &ndash; the goal doesn&rsquo;t seem to be to declare a winner in the Glass House battle. Instead the pairings have a composed distance that seems genuinely concerned with illustrating the buildings&rsquo; co-evolutionary existence. The series takes a fresh look at these iconic, historical buildings to consider why they appear so similar in the first place, and then bri...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130180521/photographing-public-art-and-architecture-in-the-eu-may-soon-cost-you Photographing public art and architecture in the EU may soon cost you Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-22T18:39:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T07:18:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v683ymjt14nozl1r.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A report proposing major changes to copyright laws in the EU has been adopted by the European Parliament's Legal Affairs committee (JURI) [...] [An] amendment was adopted that stated "commercial use of recordings of works in public spaces should require express permission from the rightsholders." [German Pirate Party rapporteur Julia] Reda said this "could threaten the work of documentary filmmakers and the legality of commercial photo-sharing platforms."</p></em><br /><br /><p>The EU may soon require stricter permissions be met for any visual representation of public art and architecture. So-called&nbsp;"Freedom of Panorama" refers to a set of provisions in copyright law, that allows someone to create and publish images of a piece of art or architecture that's permanently located in the public space, regardless of its existing copyright provisions. The provisions are adopted to varying degrees in different countries &ndash; in the US, only buildings are protected under FOP, and in the EU, FOP provisions depend on whether the image is for commercial use or not, as well as the kind of object being photographed.</p><p>But soon, the EU may decide to effectively abolish FOP. On July 9, European Parliament will vote on an amended version of its copyright provisions, that states any/all copyright permissions for a piece of public art or architecture <em>must</em>&nbsp;be met when someone publishes an image of it with any potential commercial use. Learn more about the basis and future of FOP pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129788605/photographer-captures-the-landscapes-of-the-middle-east-s-brutal-building-sites Photographer captures the landscapes of the Middle East's 'brutal building sites' Nicholas Korody 2015-06-17T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:21:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xlwjq5punhdyerd0.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When most people think of the Arabian peninsula, they think of the opulent man-made islands of Dubai and that city&rsquo;s sparking, futuristic towers... But with his series Crossings, Arko Datto&nbsp;shifts the attention to the millions of migrant workers from throughout Asia who are building these structures. Datto used Google Maps and Google Earth to capture the vast highways, sprawling&nbsp;landscapes, and grand projects that laborers have built under conditions that border on slavery.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;The work deals with the issue in a fairly abstract/tangential way,&rdquo; Datto told Wired Magazine. &ldquo;The total lack of human presence in the images is symbolic of the anonymity, facelessness, and lack of representation that the migrant workers suffer.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nzr0tk3bma5jstq3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pg2lmyizpizkyx9s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/we83cipchdg1t00t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/acz7qew3iaghvn4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/wo1yev3sglo27bce.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avxa4pi6878ez1de.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129348668/photographer-roland-fischer-captures-the-patterns-of-globalization Photographer Roland Fischer captures the patterns of globalization Alexander Walter 2015-06-11T20:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:52:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81urx7svabm9hb8u.jpg" width="514" height="740" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You might be unsure of exactly what you&rsquo;re looking at when you first see the images in Roland Fischer&rsquo;s series &ldquo;Facades.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;I noticed all these new buildings mushrooming everywhere, giving the impression that they could as well be from any other major town in the world,&rdquo; Fischer wrote via email. &ldquo;I thought that this was a new urban visual experience, a consequence naturally of the then still new process of globalization.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5s0dkp1jpln9xzu.jpg"></p><p><em>Cicil Street, Singapore, 2002, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jc/jct3dbu00coh7527.jpg"></p><p><em>Highschool, Utrecht, 2013, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/eg8ngitvircxruul.jpg"></p><p><em>Suntory Tokyo, 2014, 180 x 125cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ym5rgvl5iudn67f0.jpg"></p><p><em>Bank of America, Atlanta, 2005, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mg/mgvfsaxpb2znr0d5.jpg"></p><p><em>WTC, NY, 1999, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6scktb4ypzg039z.jpg"></p><p><em>Birmingham (day), 2007, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p>To learn more about Roland Fischer's <em>Facades </em>series, click <a href="http://www.rolandfischer.com/facades/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128792863/how-the-bronx-breaks-new-york-s-grid How the Bronx breaks New York's grid Alexander Walter 2015-06-04T14:42:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T00:04:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7268447dab8b5db9110fb7e72af5000.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Walking in New York can at times feel a little too&nbsp;smooth: the rationality of the grid and subtle grade changes conspire to hide the natural terrain beneath all that asphalt and concrete. That&rsquo;s not the case in the Bronx, the city&rsquo;s mainland toehold, where topography is at play like nowhere else in this archipelago metropolis. [...] It was with this conspicuous role of the Bronx&rsquo;s topography in mind that we approached Kris Graves, a New York-based photographer [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/127541985/new-photos-of-e-fay-jones-thorncrown-chapel-unveiled-to-mark-35th-anniversary New photos of E. Fay Jones' Thorncrown Chapel unveiled to mark 35th anniversary Justine Testado 2015-05-19T15:29:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T13:20:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phvk97pvlqylolxm.jpg" width="514" height="788" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Concealed within the forest landscape of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas, the acclaimed Thorncrown Chapel will celebrate its 35th anniversary this summer. Designed by E. Fay Jones, who was commissioned by retired schoolteacher Jim Reed, the 48 ft. tall chapel boasts 425 windows and over 6,000 sq. ft of glass, and it became widely recognized for its organic "Ozark Gothic" style when it first opened on July 10, 1980.</p><p>To mark the Thorncrown Chapel's anniversary, architect-turned-photographer <a href="http://www.randallconnaughton.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Randall Connaughton</a> from Atlanta began an ongoing photography series of the wood-and-glass structure last year in what he described is "an effort to add new depth to the visual record of Thorncrown Chapel and bring its transcendent experience to a wide audience."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nq/nq0dfy880xjz2q7c.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0za66nes80lux0oz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wj/wj7tpm37obw64lv2.jpg"></p><p>Thorncrown is the backdrop to countless wedding photos, but according to the Chapel organization, Connaughton's snapshots are the "first professionally produced photos of their kind" since 1980 -- when those photos that first contributed to ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126885501/the-evolution-of-street-photography-in-the-instagram-age The evolution of street photography in the Instagram age Alexander Walter 2015-05-07T13:06:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:05:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hmpff7kupvpo3ws.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Instagram may very well have enabled a whole generation of false artisans&mdash;and even encouraged clich&eacute; street imagery by promoting hashtags like #middleoftheroad and #strideby through its Weekend Hashtag Project&mdash;but the effect may not be so terrible. Quoted in The Telegraph in 2011, Teru Kuwayama, a photojournalist who is now photo community manager at Facebook, compared the rise of Instagram to the advent of electronic music, both of which stimulated &ldquo;amateur expression.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/126048642/photographer-serge-najjar-captures-the-duel-between-man-and-architecture Photographer Serge Najjar captures the "duel" between Man and Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-24T12:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T22:12:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5ah2m3tsvf3agiga.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The work of Lebanese photographer Serge Najjar shows a striking mix of vibrant colors and stark architectural geometry. His pictures generally feature a small, lone figure in the midst of an overpowering backdrop, giving an impression of man&rsquo;s smallness as he moves through the world he&rsquo;s created &mdash; an inverted power relationship in which the man-made dominates the maker.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123909419/jing-jin-city-china-s-luxury-ghost-town Jing Jin City, China's luxury ghost town Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T18:59:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:10:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16dde572eab0e48a6e3d206b7197a7b0.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artist/photographer&nbsp;Andi Schmied&nbsp;chose one of these Chinese new towns as the subject for a project that goes beyond merely capturing a desolate townscape. Jing Jin City, 100 miles from Beijing, is a luxury resort town consisting of some 4000 villas, a Hyatt Regency resort spa and amenities such as a golf course and a horse racing track. It is not really a ghost town, however, since it is partially populated, but many of the villas remain in various states of completion.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/123666742/snapshots-of-cristi-n-undurraga-s-alberto-hurtado-memorial-museum Snapshots of Cristián Undurraga's Alberto Hurtado memorial museum Justine Testado 2015-03-24T15:18:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T22:36:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be8xrfsuwu1tarw0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2010, a sanctuary in Santiago was completed in [Hurtado's] honor &mdash; at the very site where he founded the Hogar de Cristo back in the 1940s. The building was designed by Chilean architect Cristi&aacute;n Undurraga, of Undurraga Dev&eacute;s Arquitectos, and it is elegant and serene &mdash; a true space of contemplation. It also makes the most of simple materials: rough B&eacute;ton brut concrete, glass blocks and blond wood ceilings that don't overwhelm the artifacts on display...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Calming photos of the Santiago-based memorial museum, which Chilean architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.undurragadeves.cl/?page_id=43" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cristi&aacute;n Undurraga</a> designed in honor of Jesuit priest Father Alberto Hurtado and his humanitarian work.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123197015/the-strange-and-beautiful-architecture-of-matthias-jung The strange and beautiful architecture of Matthias Jung Alexander Walter 2015-03-18T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:22:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3c221b26f9a3ce73ec01a893e72c255.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>German-based graphic designer Matthias Jung creates imaginative houses, that we'd like to encounter in real life. He calls his creations 'architectural short poems', that aim to visualize another perspective on how we could see the world and live in it. The homes are put together from photo material that he collects and re-arranges in unexpected ways.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/122049433/h-l-ne-binet-celebrates-first-u-s-exhibit-at-wuho-with-the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award Hélène Binet celebrates first U.S. exhibit at WUHO with the 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award Justine Testado 2015-03-03T14:14:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:00:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1otpfdf5c8j5vdqb.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The WUHO Gallery in Hollywood was abuzz on the opening night of <a href="http://jsi.architecture.woodbury.edu/portfolio/helene-binet-fragments-of-light" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet: Fragments of Light&rdquo;</a> this past Saturday, in celebration of Binet as the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118971699/the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award-goes-to-h-l-ne-binet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 recipient</a> of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. Co-curated by JSI Managing Director Emily Bills and Binet, &ldquo;Fragments of Light&rdquo; is the photographer&rsquo;s first U.S. exhibition featuring around 20 photos out of her vast body of work from 25 years of working in the field.</p><p>Treating light as if it were a building material, Binet&rsquo;s signature style renders the buildings of architects like Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, and Le Corbusier into black and white atmospheric compositions of light, shadow, and sharp details that Binet masterfully captures all through a film camera.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fj/fjh0owo6tk5ee90n.jpg"></p><p>The crowd slowly trickled into the narrow but long gallery space, which was soon full of friends, associates, Woodbury architecture students and alumni, and photography and arts enthusiasts chattering away over light refreshments.</p><p>Notable attendees in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120449872/haunting-beauty-alexander-gronsky-photographs-russia-s-polluted-north Haunting beauty: Alexander Gronsky photographs Russia's polluted North Alexander Walter 2015-02-10T20:12:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T22:47:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1d176207d8b475b87b8b1940965790a2.jpg" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Russia&rsquo;s northern cities are a triumph of will; grand settlements in the middle of snow and darkness where people are dwarfed by the outsized factories they&rsquo;ve built and helpless next to the industrial waste those factories create.&nbsp;Photographer Alexander Gronsky&rsquo;s images of Norilsk seem both close to reality and something out of a dream. [...] But at the same time it is a place of heart-wrenching almost Arcadian beauty. A place of pale skies and metallic rivers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Make sure to also check out the other tales in <em>Calvert Journal</em>'s excellent mini-series, "<a href="http://calvertjournal.com/features/show/3636" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Six stories&nbsp;from the Russian North</a>."&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120139990/design-archives-of-jackie-kennedy-s-wexford-house-to-be-auctioned Design archives of Jackie Kennedy's Wexford House to be auctioned Justine Testado 2015-02-06T20:48:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:13:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnn1ozttzlx7zz6l.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over 400 pieces that archive the construction and design of the presidential Kennedy family's Wexford House will soon be up for sale at a live auction on February 19 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts that will be hosted by Boston-based auction company RR Auction. Bidding begins February 12-18.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kz4iw9pn37ip4asb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7l/7lr4svn8hcxl585s.jpg"></p><p>The vast collection consists of three large binders and two large folders that contain oversized building plans, paperwork, photographs, magazine tearouts with Jackie's written design notes, and handwritten correspondence that covers almost all the construction and design aspects of the Wexford House -- including 10 letters that Jackie penned herself. The collection spans from 1961-64 with emphasis on 1963, the main year of construction.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukm5stv7o1rojw8e.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gcb7gfqsxri746p2.jpg"></p><p>The story behind the Wexford House reads like a saccharine yet bittersweet tale of the elusive American Dream. Named by Jackie as a nod to JFK's Irish roots, the Wexford House was constructed from late 1962 and completed in the summer of 196...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118813755/between-two-and-three-dimensions-panelists-discuss-the-relationship-between-architecture-and-photographic-representation-at-the-la-photo-fair-2014 Between Two and Three Dimensions: Panelists Discuss the Relationship Between Architecture and Photographic Representation at the LA Photo Fair 2014 Nicholas Korody 2015-01-26T15:20:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:58:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2y/2y8rntk6w9q7xbpp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s very little real architectural information that we get from a photograph,&rdquo; the photographer <a href="http://www.grantmudford.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford</a> claimed during a panel last Friday hosted by <a href="http://www.photola.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo LA</a>, an annual photographic exposition. In its 24th year at <a href="http://the-reef.com/about/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the REEF</a> in the historic LA Mart building, Photo LA provides a space for both international and local galleries to showcase both contemporary and historic photography. The panel focused on the changing &ldquo;human experience of space&rdquo; of its host city, bringing together a variety of photographers, curators, and writers to consider the dynamic relationship between photography and architecture.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/mv/mv83cw92m5o8cijn.jpg"></p><p>Mudford&rsquo;s co-panelists seemed to largely agree with his assertion; they spent the hour primarily discussing the various difficulties lurking behind architectural photography. At the forefront of the conversation was the expression itself, as well as its sibling the &ldquo;architectural photographer.&rdquo; Without any hyphen to serve as tether, the two words in juxtaposition seem locked in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118984560/photographer-documents-egypt-s-monumental-housing-developments-in-the-desert Photographer documents Egypt's monumental housing developments in the desert Alexander Walter 2015-01-22T19:59:00-05:00 >2015-07-09T20:58:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47c513123473574131bd51d4bb3b9957.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Egypt is in the throes of a severe housing shortage [...]. But one thing the country has an abundance of is lonesome desert, and developers are turning there to construct immense projects that stick out in the emptiness like skyscrapers on Mars. London-based photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro has a yen for the monumental [...] naturally he was interested in the colossal structures rising on the outskirts of Egyptian cities.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118971699/the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award-goes-to-h-l-ne-binet The 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award goes to Hélène Binet Justine Testado 2015-01-22T18:25:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T20:18:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/boz44gx21k0aeplo.jpg" width="514" height="655" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Structures designed by the likes of Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid, and Le Corbusier are rendered into atmospheric, sharply detailed black and white compositions through the camera lens of Swiss-French analogue photographer <a href="http://www.helenebinet.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet</a>, who was recently selected as the 2015 recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award.</p><p>The Institute bestows the annual award to an early photographer whose work embodies the legacy of architectural photographer Julius Shulman and continues to influence the artistic medium of architectural photography. Previous recipients include <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/iwan_baan_to_receive_julius_shulman_photography_award/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan (2010)</a>, Richard Barnes (2011), <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/43136167/pedro-e-guerrero-frank-lloyd-wright-s-photographer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro E. Guerrero (2012)</a>, Catherine Opie (2013), and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95969942/grant-mudford-to-receive-2014-julius-shulman-institute-excellence-in-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford (2014)</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3h/3hw7w0dr1n0ug9k9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <em>Kapelle fur den heiligen Bruder Klaus 03, architecture by Peter Zumthor, 2009.</em></p><p>In celebration, the WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles will host the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/helene_binet_fragments_of_light/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet: Fragments of Light"</a> exhibition starting with the opening reception and award presentation on February 28. Co-curated by Binet and Emily...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117975345/building-images-exhibition-revives-the-power-of-imagery-in-architecture "Building Images" exhibition revives the power of imagery in architecture Justine Testado 2015-01-09T17:51:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T23:32:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oj/oje499hyyxhn4o5p.jpg" width="514" height="858" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Without a doubt, photography has left a lasting impact in how people experience architectural spaces, and that influence continues to grow more widespread in these digital times. <a href="http://werkstatt.sto.com/en/home/home.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sto Werkstatt</a> and <a href="http://www.arcaidimages.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arcaid Images</a> collaborated to produce the upcoming "Building Images" exhibition as a critical exploration of photography and its ability to convey architectural elements and concepts.</p><p>The exhibition organizers also hope "Building Images" will renew the conversation on the power of photography as a visual communication tool within the architectural and design industry as well as spark broader debate on the use of imagery in the digital era.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zlnilkqhzqpnnoa.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k3/k36iotwr5lu72lk9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xe/xetpnoq8et1x1d8d.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eq/eqbxiaonz3bzj2ld.jpg"></p><p>Opening on January 16 at Sto Werkstatt in Clerkenwell, London, the public exhibition rounds up well-composed works of 14 talented architectural photographers who competed in the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110724235/hufton-crow-named-as-arcaid-images-architectural-photographer-of-the-year-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">most recent Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards</a>. The photographs show that even familiar buildings can't have too many snapshots, including Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Ce...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117810659/the-fantasy-castles-of-belarus-nouveau-riche The fantasy castles of Belarus' nouveau riche Alexander Walter 2015-01-07T14:13:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:52:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wv9mrgpq7r1egxg8.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Driving through the suburbs of Minsk, photographer Vitus Saloshanka, a Belorusian native who moved away in 2001, was struck by the way in which familiar places had changed. &ldquo;I saw something I&rsquo;ve never seen in Minsk before,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;Contrast, social differences.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;The houses represent a new sense of self-awareness in Belorusian society as well as a search for a new cultural identity. Who are we? Where are our roots? How is this expressed in the form of architecture?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115047965/eyetime-announces-the-2014-winners EyeTime announces the 2014 winners Justine Testado 2014-12-02T17:22:00-05:00 >2014-12-02T19:12:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xa/xaupjpr6pbkmyt6j.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The results are out for EyeTime 2014. The popular contest was created by photographers, professors and students to highlight the ongoing research, exploration and investigation happening within today's emerging talent. The guest jury chose the winning photographs from the Emerging Talent (young professionals/enthusiasts) and Future Voices (students) categories. Additionally, the public got to participate in selecting the winners in the "EyeTime" contest...</p></em><br /><br /><p>This year, the guest jury featured Archinect and Bustler founder/director <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>! Here's a peek at some of the 2014 winners:</p><p>(Pictured above) EMERGING TALENT JURY WINNER: Binh Duong - "Street Barber"</p><p>EMERGING TALENT JURY WINNER: Rongguo Gao - "Mother and Child"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/483hukex959aoqlb.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES JURY WINNER: Ben Tynegate - "Architecture in Limbo"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2znbwa7mpdsbop7r.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES JURY WINNER: Turjoy Chowdhury - "Flowers of City Slums"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/57zvablop4k0xs9d.jpg"></p><p>FUTURE VOICES PUBLIC WINNER: Christopher Lucka - "Lovers"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v7/v7k848zgic8ko5qg.jpg"></p><p>Find more of the winning photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_eyetime_2014_are_revealed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114962805/space-noir Space Noir Alexander Walter 2014-12-01T14:28:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:07:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90d93355a9a4ace662028470b69c5779.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The European Space Agency recently released a group of photos taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst showing the International Space Station at night. The only real contextual information provided is that "the six astronauts on the weightless research centre live by GMT, and generally sleep at the same time." Gerst&mdash;so close to Geist!&mdash;thus took advantage of the downtime to produce some images that make the ISS look uninhabited, a dead mansion rolling through space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103863924/how-do-humans-perceive-the-built-environment-in-outer-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How do humans perceive the built environment in outer space?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114195194/reading-room-a-catalog-of-new-york-city-s-branch-libraries Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T15:07:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:40:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e88d088e4a9b09d2521a1f59e464d93d.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Between 2008 and 2013, I photographed the branch libraries of New York City&rsquo;s three public library systems: 212 branches in all[1], spread across the five boroughs. Through arrangements with each of the library systems, I worked mornings before the branches opened to the public. I traveled by subway and bus and made six to twelve pictures of each branch, interiors and exteriors, using a 4&times;5 inch view camera. My archive, to date, holds over 2,000 negatives.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/114194389/street-view-a-virtual-tour-across-russia-by-remote-camera Street view: a virtual tour across Russia by remote camera Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:40:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a5c1ca072f3cb9b844c54e8c5e9e2b1b.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea for Yandex. Street Photographer came to Daniill Maksyokov on a Friday night, while he was surfing the internet [...] &ldquo;In Yandex.Maps there&rsquo;s an analogue of Google Street View called Panoramas but it only has views of Russian cities and some former-Soviet countries [...]&rdquo; say Maksyokov. &ldquo;What&rsquo;s more, faces, labels, registration numbers of vehicles and other personal data are not blurred &hellip; As a result you have a complete sense of presence and can see everything from a fresh perspective.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/113424292/how-pictures-of-the-eiffel-tower-at-night-violate-copyright How pictures of the Eiffel Tower at night violate copyright Alexander Walter 2014-11-11T15:06:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T10:00:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ig/igiot3urxpazxl1r.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Indeed, taking a photo of the Eiffel Tower at night for any reason other than personal use is, technically, a violation of French copyright law [...]. A daytime photo is fine&mdash;copyright on the structure itself has expired&mdash;but night time photos remain problematic because the light show is more recent than the tower itself. Also illegal is taking a photo of the Atomium, Belgium&rsquo;s most famous tourist attraction [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/112880680/constructing-worlds-exhibit-at-barbican-explores-buildings-as-neighbors 'Constructing Worlds' exhibit at Barbican explores buildings as neighbors Alexander Walter 2014-11-04T13:31:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T18:02:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fab6b8f7563f3f31f6cbd03a0f88779.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thirty years ago, the Italian photographer Luigi Ghirri complained that pictures of well-known buildings were often as conventional and flat as mediocre still-life paintings "but executed out of doors." [...] The new architectural photography exhibition at the Barbican, "Constructing Worlds," sets out, as Ghirri himself did in shooting buildings by the architect Aldo Rossi, to explore another approach [...]. Something very different, in other words, from "maximum clarity."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111417630/building-sight-pictures-of-a-post-soviet-city-in-flux Building sight: pictures of a post-Soviet city in flux Alexander Walter 2014-10-16T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:25:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wc/wcifhgs83v81efrp.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In A Model for a City photographer Petr Antonov studies Moscow as the perfect example of a post-Soviet urban environment. The streets, buildings, cars and people captured by his camera are isolated from their everyday purposes and work like visual elements of the cityscape. [...] Antonov successfully captured the change so typical for most post-Soviet cities: newly built high-rises and faceless malls emerging on the horizon, ugly signage and never-ending building works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81138759/exploring-post-soviet-architectural-oddities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exploring post-Soviet architectural oddities</a></p>